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Acupuncture for Chronic Neck Pain

This study set out to evaluate acupuncture’s effectiveness in relieving chronic neck pain, and also to assess nonspecific effects of treatment. Specific effects of acupunture generally entail the alleviation of pain by needling a specific site of the body; nonspecific… Continue Reading…

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Chiropractic, Neck Pain, Disc Herniation

This study examined 27 patients in a private chiropractic practice who presented with neck or back pain and who had MRI-documented cervical or lumbar disc herniations that corresponded with clinical findings. “Patients were treated with a course of chiropractic care… Continue Reading…

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Chiropractic, Low Back Pain, Neck Pain

Over the last few years, there have been increasing pressures to reduce the costs associated with treating low back pain, while, at the same time, increasing the effectiveness of that treatment. A recent study1 sums up the problem: “A growing body… Continue Reading…

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Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

Thoracic outlet syndrome is a painful condition that results when the nerves that travel through the neck are compressed by muscles or other tissues. In auto injuries, the muscles of the neck can be strained. If not treated, these strained… Continue Reading…

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Coping Strategies and Whiplash

Coping strategies in chronic pain patients have been found as a major predictor of physical and psychological outcomes. If a patient possesses healthy coping mechanisms, they can handle stressors more effectively, experience fewer symptoms, recover faster, and require less rehabilitation.… Continue Reading…

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Whiplash Symptoms, Turned Head Increases Risk of Injury

For years, we’ve known that there are a few factors that increase the risk of injury after a rear-end collision. Numerous studies have shown that women are more likely to be injured than men, and poorly adjusted or badly designed… Continue Reading…

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Whiplash Patients Exhibit Distinct Pain Pattern

The goal of this study was to compare whiplash patients to patients with fibromyalgia and non-traumatic neck pain, and to determine if there was a particular pain pattern unique to whiplash patients. Of the subjects, 47 had whiplash, 21 had… Continue Reading…

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Vertebral Artery Injury After Cervical Spine Trauma

In this study, researchers performed magnetic resonance angiography on 61 patients admitted to a hospital with cervical spine trauma. The authors found that “complete disruption of blood flow through the vertebral artery was demonstrated…in 12 of the 61 patients (19.7%).”… Continue Reading…

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Whiplash, Brain Injury, Concussion, Auto Injury

There is a wide range of whiplash symptoms. The most common, of course, are neck pain and headache, but a substantial percentage of patients report other, more difficult to understand problems as well. Some of these symptoms include dizziness; problems… Continue Reading…

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Recovery Time from Ligament Injury

Dozens of studies over the last few years have shown us that most chronic pain from auto injuries is a result of injury to the ligaments of the spine. These injuries most often occur in the facet capsular ligaments, but… Continue Reading…

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Updated 06/02/2020